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French clean sweep in final Giant Slalom of the season


French clean sweep in final Giant Slalom of the season


The French gobbled up all the medals in the season’s final Giant Slalom event in St. Moritz, the men’s second clean sweep of the podium this year.

Near the end of his career, Thomas Fanara won his first-ever race to go with his three podium finishes this year.

Teammate Alexis Pinturault came in second two-hundredths of a second behind, the result ensuring he ends up as the Crystal Globe runner-up in the Giant Slalom.

Mathieu Faivre came in third, the French men on a high. Their first clean sweep this year had been in Kitzbühel for the Alpine Combined, ending a barren run of clean sweeps extending back 46 years.

However the title had already been decided weeks ago, when Austria’s Marcel Hirscher
established an unassailable lead. He finished fifth, and presented with the Crystal Globe as the season’s Giant Slalom champion.

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